Hoping to continue riding the wave of last week's victory against the Germans, Hotspurs were brought back down to earth with a bump this weekend against a solid Rangers side. Although Hotspurs did have some chances of their own in the first half, it was Rangers who capitalised 3 times on their opponents lapses in concentration- dominating the scoreline and going into the break 3-0 up. Hotspurs did regroup in the second half, but despite giving a much better showing of themselves they couldn't quite find a way past a resolute Rangers defence. Not much else to report from a Hotspurs perspective- a disappointing day at the office overall and congratulations to Rangers on a well-deserved victory. Onwards and upwards to Casuals this Friday evening, and an excellent chance to bounce back.
After a two week break we were back into the big time against a tough Hotspurs team who looked to have added a couple of quality players to their squad over the summer and would no doubt have their tails up after a convincing victory the week before. We thought this was going to be a closely contested game as Hotspurs are always very organised and tough to break down. For the first time this season it was very difficult to pick a starting 11 but with that aside our main aim was to start the game strongly. The first half started off with both teams getting possession and a couple of half chances but we managed to make one opportunity count when Jordan's far post corner was headed back across by Whitlad into Dantastic's path to nod in from close range. After the drinks break we wanted to keep the pressure on and got a second when Jordan's floated pass evaded the back line for Fraser to nip in and slide in after a ricochet off the keeper. Just before the interval Jordan was afforded time and space from 30 yards and decided to take aim. One of the goals of the season so far. Enough said. HT: 3-0. The second half was more a "professional" performance but Hotspurs came back in a bit so might be disappointed they didn't get one goal. We had a couple of interesting offside decisions not swing our way but overall we were really happy with the position we were in so can't complain. FT: 3-0 and we go on to Nippon next week after their resounding win at the weekend.